“Manuel sees sports as the latest front in a culture war that fought — and lost — previous battles over same-sex marriage and trans bathroom bills.”
Our editors share five favorites, just in time for your weekend.
A great profile accomplishes the nearly impossible by making you feel like you truly know someone you’ve never met. It’s a feat of empathy and insight, the kind of alchemy that turns reporting into rapport. The five examples here span all manner of tone and subject, from victims of gun violence to digital charlatans, but […]
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“They’re a little eccentric” is a phrase I suspect most of us have heard used to describe a certain kind of memorable person. For me, it evokes my childhood dentist — an elderly man who favored colorful bow ties and humming loudly as he worked, and who once wagged his finger in my face and […]
Today’s memoirists and personal essay writers owe a debt of gratitude to the Prozac Nation author for rewriting an inhibiting rule.
“When I started asking myself questions about my own notions of masculinity. I just felt so limited, so suddenly afraid of becoming the kind of man I’d grown up in fear of.”
As the only American boxer to win a gold medal (in the middleweight division) in the 1972 Olympics, Sugar Ray Seales should have become an icon, but even though a lifetime of blows to the head cost him his eyesight and finances, Seales is content, teaching the sport to those that want to learn from […]
In the late-1930s, boxer Tiger Jack Fox was a force to be reckoned with, but did supernatural hocus pocus lose him an important fight?
After nearly a century of being denied the opportunity, women are riding bucking broncos in American rodeo once again, and regaining the respect they deserve.